Crashed the bike I call the "pick-up truck" the other day while crossing some RR tracks. These tracks were not perpendicular to the road (they did not cross the road at a 90 degree angle), rather these tracks ran across the road at about a 45 degree angle. Not good. The track sucked in my front tire, and I flew off over the side.
My feet were cleated in the pedals, so the results here are not good. I fell right on my hip and broke my femur, up by the neck. It broke in several pieces at and below the knuckle that goes into the hip socket. They called it a comminuted femur fracture. Nice.
Two hours of surgery and 4 pins later, I am back at home. The accident happened on the 20th, surgery was yesterday, and today I sit here typing, well medicated, but in reasonable comfort. Modern medicine is no small wonder. I tell ya.
I still run some risk. If blood fails to reach the head, then it will die and I will need replacement surgery. However, my Dr said that my bone was pretty strong and easy to work with. He sounded pretty confident with the results when he spoke to me.
Recovery is not too bad. I can not put anymore that 25% of my weight on it for 2 weeks. At best I will be able to ramp up the load a little, but the recoop time is going to be 6 weeks.
Worst: Since I can not risk having a shock to the leg for a while Dr's orders are no biking for 3 months. I can ride a stationary, however, within only a few short weeks. That's the only upside.